Islam versus Democracy

I've seen a number of people suggest that the current state of affairs in Egypt is proof that Islam doesn't work. I disagree. In fact if anything, it proves that democracy doesn't work. Then when there is an illegal coup that suits the ones with the physical might over the populace, it's framed as the [...]

leftoftheleft: “It is often forgotten that the United States only became a full-fledged democracy in 1964 with the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Only then was citizenship extended to African Americans” We’re so easily distracted by Hollywood, McDonalds, and all the other consumeristic charms (is that even a word?), that these simple facts are [...]